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Javier Vazquez’s Chance To Make New Ending

The grand slam heard round the world during the 2004 ALCS, caused Yankees Universe to collapse. Unfairly, yet certainly that pitcher was blamed. Now that jar is back in the Bronx for a second time.

That in a nutshell is Javier Vazquez‘s reality.

Vazquez aquired from a trade with the Atlanta Braves for fan favorite Melky Cabrera and some decent young prospects, which is not adding to his popularity.

Admittedly this first seemed silly of GM Brian Cashman. As we go deeper into Spring Training, it looks more to be a favorable move.

In his 10 years employment, Vazquez has at least pitched 198 innings and at least won 10 games each season.

Coming off his best season in 2009, Vazquez went 15-10 with a 2.87 ERA, and his 238 strikeouts were the fourth-most in the majors. He was fourth in voting for the NL Cy Young Award.

For a fourth starter in a rotation, it sounds pretty sweet.

Questions remain if Vazquez can fair in the AL again, on a team where past baggage looms and in the new homer-friendly Yankee stadium.

In Vazquez’s corner, round two is an opportunity to prove himself again. The cards align for his success entering a sequence led by CC, AJ and Andy and a team fresh off a championship season.

Its time to let bygones be bygones.

So whether anyone agrees or not with their respective teams GM, the realities of a new season are now. The time is over for criticizing off-season moves, as whats done is done.

To practice what I just preached becomes much easier when the new player makes the team better.

Javier Vazquez, welcome back.

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One Comment

  1. Kate says:

    Well that's the way it goes someone has to be blamed…..and so sorry about Joe Nathan and hope for good news with the tests this week. That would be a big lose for the Twins.

    And I beg you Twins fans not to let Mauer go to the Red Sox.